Huawei eyes enterprise expansion as revenues jump

Huawei’s revenues grew 11 percent to $32 billion last year, with mobile and enterprise sales adding to its growing global presence.

The largest maker of telecoms equipment in China is fast on the heels of Swedish giant Ericsson AB, and with the firm about to make a move into cloud computing it is looking to add to its already long list of services and products.

At Mobile World Congress, Huawei board member and head of its enterprise division William Xu told Bloomberg that it was looking to data services, claiming the firm could be “one of the leading companies” in telecoms.  CEO Ren Zhengfei is already looking to drum up $100 billion in sales for the company by adding cloud to Huawei’s offerings.

The firm has already been seeing growth with Xu’s enterprise business division, with $3.8 billion in contract sales from business computing services.  The firm is also about to increase its business enterprise workforce by double from 10,000 at the end of last year to 20,000 during 2012, with greater expansion into Europe and the Middle East.

Of course, Huawei has been doing rather well in with its mobile business, and has been expanding into the UK handset market for the first time with its Ascend G 300 Android smartphone.

It has also been announced that the busy Chinese firm has entered into a partnership with French IT services company Atos.  The deal will see Huawei granted access to IT and outsourcing services, while Atos will draw on Huawei’s portfolio of “state of the art” telecoms technology.